Get Free Permitting Advice About Your Project Before You Start

Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (MCSTOPPP) holds monthly project coordination meetings designed to review and guide projects through the environmental and regulatory permit process. Input from regulators can help you design and implement projects that have minimal impacts to natural resources while achieving your goals. Landowners share their prospective creek or wetland projects for free input and constructive feedback from staff at the permitting agencies. These meetings are intended to provide a forum for interaction and input, not public comment or regulatory action. Meetings are non-binding and informal. Formal comments and input will be provided once a permit application has been submitted.

Each project proponent will be given approximately 30 minutes on the agenda, as time permits, to share their project and receive feedback. Landowners or their representatives are encouraged to present their project with photos, sketches, plans, maps, or presentations. Projects may be very conceptual and nothing at all is required to present your ideas at this meeting. We will provide a PC laptop and projector.

Our schedule is based on availability of state, federal, and local staff. Agency staff can include: San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, NOAA Fisheries, BCDC, local jurisdictions (county/city/town), and others.

Projects are placed on the agenda on a first come, first served basis and the meetings often fill up quickly. In order to be placed on an upcoming agenda, please submit:

  • your contact information – email and phone
  • the project location – address, Assessor Parcel Number (APN), or other descriptor
  • a brief (2-3 sentence) project description including any issues or concerns

For more information or to be placed on the agenda contact Howard Bunce at hbunce@marincounty.org or 415-473-3748.

If you are a person with a disability and require materials in alternative formats, please call 415-473-4381 (Voice) or CRS 711 or visit disabilityaccess@marincounty.org